Rolls-Royce wins AREVA contract

Rolls-Royce has won a €250 million contract with AREVA to supply safety instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies and systems for the French nuclear reactor modernisation programme.

The systems will be installed in the twenty-strong French fleet of 1300 MW nuclear reactors operated by Electricité de France (EDF).

The project will ensure that the reactor fleet continues to meet safety and licensing requirements through the deployment of the latest I&C technologies, systems and components provided by Rolls-Royce. This I&C project is being carried out by AREVA as part of the third round of ten-yearly planned reactor outages managed by EDF.

Benoit Chabre, President, Instrumentation and Control, Rolls-Royce said: “We are proud of our relationship with Areva and our long partnership with EDF which spans over forty years. We are pleased that they have once again put their trust in our world-class I&C technologies which help to ensure the safety and performance of their reactors.”

Rolls-Royce will provide the I&C technology for systems such as the Reactor Protection System and the Nuclear Instrumentation System, each underpinned by Rolls-Royce patented Spinline™ technology. Additionally, the company’s Rodline technology will be deployed in the Rod Control System.

Compliant with the highest class 1E international nuclear safety requirements, market-leading Rolls-Royce Spinline™ technology solution provides utility companies safety and performance through technology and long term support. The Rolls-Royce range of digital nuclear safety, control and monitoring systems are designed to simplify all operational, diagnostic and maintenance elements of nuclear plant while improving safety.